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the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following the shooting rampage. the two of them sat down with elaine to describe what they say that day. >> we needed to break into the school to get in, because the back doors are secured. >> how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet and the halls were empty. he searched sandy hook elementary school room by room. >> the rooms were locked. that means that the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children there danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic, you know, observation on all parts, because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt in that you weren't th
>>> we are live in sandy hook connecticut two days after this tragedy. >> we now see their faces and know their names. the innocent lives lost in the newtown shooting. >>> at surround services across the country thoughts, messages, and prayers will be said in honor of the connecticut shooting victims. how churches in the bay area are responding. mornings on 2 starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2 i'm congress congress. >> and i'm dave stevenson. >> we could have a few light showers moving into parts of the bay area. not a lot of coverage to show you right now with the bulk of the action up to the north. even if you are not covered we could still have spotty sprinkles or drizzle. as far as temperatures this is the key change. warmer than yesterday at this time. temperatures right now basically matching yesterday's high. santa rosa 44 degrees. oakland 48. san jose 47 degrees. as far as shower chances here we are 10:00 this morning and we do bring in the chance but this forecast model really brings in more rain later on into the evening hours. we'll highlight that t
effected by hurricane sandy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, with just one full day left before christmas. people are taking care of last minute gifts for frie and even themsel >>> shoppers are hitting the stores for their final punches with one full day before christmas. people are taking care of last- minute gifts for friends, family and themselves. shoppers tell us some deals are too good to pass up. >> it was like i was not going to buy for people and then i came out and there were sales so i thought, why not. >> more retailers looked like they hired more people just to make sure. >> retailers are add more employees and hours to meet the needs of shoppers, macy's, toys r us and target will be open until midnight tonight to help with the last-minute rush. >>> meanwhile, sat some shops, shoppers enjoyed complementary giftwrapping thanks to volunteers from a middle school. parents and students played santa elves hoping to raise donations for the band program. >>>it is not secis sec-- secret santa but secret sandy. >>> and in every life a little rain must fall. this is ridiculous. we will have the forecast
last week's shooting. >> classes' will resume today or new town schools except those at sandy hook elementary. >> we're expecting more fuel services to be held today. >> renee marsh live from new town with more on how the people there are coping. >> there the next two to be very today. >> the morning continues in new town conn. today to more little bit as will be laid to rest. >> on monday more said a final goodbye to six your old jack pinto. >> as hard as any parent would take it. losing a first grader. >> a. large crowd showed up to say goodbye to secure old noah pozner. >> students in the area head back to school except for sandy hook elementary students. >> monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually turn to class. >> we need to lead with love. >> that is what i am seeing our community do. >> it is unknown why the 20 year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. police are interviewing witnesses answers for every evidence. >> we know as investigators the people of new town want to know what happened. we are g
most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
as communities around the nation come together to say good-bye to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> plus behind bars, a local teen will likely spend his christmas in jail. what police say he did coming up. >>> and: >> with only two weeks to go in the regular season, the ravens try to get back on the winning track. i'm sand sonders, aisle -- saunders, i'll have a preview of today's game with the giants. >>> the clock is ticking. a very chilly morning as people get ready for the final 48 hours of holiday shopping. so will it warm up before christmas? meteorologist tim williams tells us in his first warning weather forecast. >>> and: >>reporter: and to get into the holiday spirit, why not check out the train garden here at the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. it is the coolest train garden by far, and it is extremely detailed. we will give you details on it and you can see it close up. that is in just a few as eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday, i'm gigi barnett. >
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. >> but he also spoke as a weary leader. >> since i've been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. surely we can do better than this. >> and as he read the names of the 20 children who died in friday's shooting some of the 900 audience members began to cry. >> noah caroline. >> each victim was represented by a white candle that burned throughout the interfaith vigil. a ceremony diverse in voices. >> oh, god we call you by many names. ♪ >> but united in message. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise. >> the community honored its first responders starting with emotional applause as they entered
sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >>
, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: n
in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor mallo
by moonlight and each by star light and air glow. >> by moonlight, hurricane sandy. and the potential is just being scratched. >> our weather forecasters now, by look at this new imagery are saying i can do the same kind of things at night. and that enables a whole new class of things being done. >> reporter: a lot more is being tracked by this new generation of satellites. >> we can monitor forest fires. monitor smoke plumes from those fires. and also, data is used to monitor snow packs. sea ice. >> reporter: and it does it globally. the bright spots in australia are wildfires. now from space, the impacts of people are written in light across countries and cont nents. things unseen from this vantage point in sunlight. a lot of illumination for a black marble. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the new satellite is in a polar orbit and is able to scan the entire planet in just 12 passes. >>> well, can wall street start the week off on the right foodfoot? -- foot? [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets did finish in positive territory
. among them superstorm sandy, hurricane isaac and the colorado theater shooting. the red cross says sandy was their biggest response in five years. this year the red cross opened more than 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people and the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut was not included in that report. >>> on a much nicer note, we are going to see the sunshine today according to brian. >> well, that's the theory anyway. we're starting out -- we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. there's so much moisture out there that, you know, it'll take a little bit today for it to clear. but after that we should glimpse the sun here and there. let's look at the doppler again really quickly just to set everything up. we had some showers move in over the bay area last night, didn't dump much, a couple 10ths inches of rain. in the south bay we see an echo or two and that's about it. so out the door this morning, we have clouds, a little bit of drizzle around the coast of the bay. inland just mostly cloudy skies. and toward midday the sun should come out. as you can see the sky li
somber day in sandy hook in 45 minutes more funerals are slated to get underway. here in the center of town, behind me the memorial has grown it extends back behind me, around the corner and far out of four more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's tragic shooting. three for children who died. >> it is hard to get your mind around it that someone so young would leave us in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest today. >> vicki died a hero she was protecting her children. which she loved very much. she didn't call them her students, she called them her kids. >> reporter: tuesday the sudden grim need for multiple funerals went on display in a painful new way when one serviced ined mourners left exchanging hugs with many waiting for the next service. >> i've never been in a situation like this where i'm watching a sea of people leaving a funeral for a child and another sea of people waiting at the side of the church trying to get in for the next funeral. >> reporter: students returned to school for th
under investigation. >>> hurricane sandy slammed into chrisfield, maryland, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but the agency and the white house denied the request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water inside of your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am. >> i want to you try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. sitting just above the bay, many in the town took a big hit. >> my building took a big beating. worst i've seen. >> clearly chris field took it the hardest. a lot of people have been swamped out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure was aproved, but now, federal help won'ting coming to homeowners and businesses because not enough damage was done. fema director craig fugate said at this point, it does not support a presidential disaster declaration because it does is not ba
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
his condolences. >> 26 people died friday after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. >> renee marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control is in the spotlight. on the sunday morning talk show meet the press. since turning feinstein . say
on friday. back to you. >> much more to come for you this thursday night starting with the cold. sandy is here with the weather. >> yes. cold enough we have frost advisory going up. show you where. how cold and when the rain will get into the forecast. weekend weather is coming up. >> all right thanks sandy. also tonight the one type of tobacco use that is on the rise among california teenagers and the biggest reason why. >> bay area start up that takes the concept of playing house to whole other level. build it yourself doll house that comes with circuit motor and next generation building blocks. >> also tonight. major retailer goes money ball.so can man who helped run the oakland a's now help inspire a winning [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make you
down inside sandy hook elementary school, president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable ahoy crime. >> oi am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, i can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief >>reporter: outside the high school and around newtown, there are memorials. candles, teddy bears and momentos left by people who traveled many >> to let everyone know our hearts are with them, we're thinking of them. >>reporter: twenty children, 12 girls and 8 boys, all six and seven years old.were killed inside the school, along with six adult women.authorities say 20- year-old adam lanza blasted his way into the building with a high-powered rifle and fired hundreds of bullets in a rampage that claimed the lives of students, teachers and the principal. he then killed himself. lanza's mother nancy was found dead in their home.. investigators continue to comb both crime scenes for answers. >> we are using every single resource and our goal is to paint a complete picture. so th
churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we wanted to come up and light a candle, say something nice. >> reporter: two days after this tragedy happened it seems like the emotions are flowing more freely. perhaps the shock is starting to ware off. yet people are still making the pilgramage. >> i have kids too, and it's sad. >> reporter: among the visitors we met was the county commissioner from pennsylvania. >> you can learn a lot by this tragedy. we're going the make the schools better. we're going to make the schools more safe. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming scene, especially for those with connection to the scene. this woman's son jack attends the school and they brought a jack in the box for dylan. >> i am very sad about everything, i don't understand why anyone would do this t
. >> hurricane sandy slammed into chris field, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but alex demetrick reports, the agency and the white house denied that request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water coming inside your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am! i want you to try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chrisfield took it the hardest, in terms of the sea level rise and the tidal surge. and a lot of people have been swasmed out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure was approved. but now federal help cold front won'ting -- help won't be coming to businesses and homes because not enough damage was done. >> at this point, the information doesn't support a major presidential disaster declaration because it is not base
shoulder to people in chris field still suffering after hurricane sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> the brief, spring-like break is over. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> clear, 49 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. stiewbtszs often complain that adults don't listen to them. baltimore's public schools wants to do more about that. >> dr. dallas dance held a town hall meeting today, where students could ask him anything. >> we're going to be taking a variety of questions.
(bells ringing) >> there you heard the bells ringing as a national moment of silence for the sandy hook elementary school. one week ago today. this is video from new town in front of the town hall where a number gathered at united methodist church. a lot of folks gathered. that is where you heard the church bells ringing. one ring for each of the 26 victims. >> again those victim lost their lives one week ago funerals still in new town one week today. >> the president says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following the school shooting it in connecticut. >> he says in response to an on-line petition we hear you. the president posted this video earlier this morning. >> from all 50 states touches of thousands of people have signed petitions to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence. >> i want to take a minute to respond to let you know we hear you. >> like the majority of americans i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. we have a strong tradition of gun ownership has been handed down from
. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week t
says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morn
damaged or destroyed by hurricane sandy. >> one mother said the cost of rebuilding threatened to wipe out her family's entire christmas. >> the people who donated gifts have been awesome. >>> a charity known as secret sandy will collect donations all yearlong to benefit kids hard hit in that area. >>> time now is 4:44. >> there we go. >> i love the surfing. ride along with the bowling turkeys for thanksgiving. some of those great stories we have. >>> around the bay area, finally catching a bit of a break, what a stormy weekend we had, fierce storms pounding the bay area. unbelievable the past 24 hours. some of the mountain tops over 5 inches of rain. still worried about the possibility of flooding. things beginning to settle down. checking out our high-deaf radar. the storm system really beginning to wind down. looks like it will come to an end this morning. then through the day today, not a bad day. some cool temperatures outside. another storm headed our way. can you believe it? for christmas day, doesn't look as fierce as the storm that moved through. for the russian river in gu ernvil
toys to kids affected by superstorm sandy on christmas eve. he collected the toys using social media. but, rather than donate them to charity, he decided to deliver them personally. this child unwrapped a doll house. this santa's list is made up of more than a hundred children from affected areas in brooklyn, staten island and queens. sciaraffo hopes to turn his program into a nonprofit and have another round of gift giving for easter. >> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find some christmas joy in the middle of tragedy. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents there say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. dozens of people are trying to pitch in and help comfort the community. a group passed out free hot chocolate, donuts and panda bears to kids on christmas eve. police officers in newtown will get today off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will cover their shifts. >> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys
.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distracted. he's urging pet owners to make sure their animals are kept
frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distr
, that normally good advice went awry. sandy is showing us the drill. traveling widely taking a carry on with the must have items. earlier this year, on a trip to italy, things got off to a rocky start for sandy and her husband. >> they're told on the plane before we got on the plane that the overhead bins were full. check your carry on. which is what we did. >> then, what happened? >> then, we got to rome exit wasn't there. >> took took insights and sounds of italy. they bought new. luggage arrived they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples, pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus. and then, we had to take a cab from the airport to the train station where we were going to roevm -- rome. >> sandy put in a claim for cost. >> under wear, pajamas, a sweater, jacket, then we had to$1b+Ñ buy a bus ticket to the naples airport then cab fare to the train station. >> what did she bill the airline? less than 70s itdz can't come, so i decided okay. 7 on your side is going to be my way of getting the money back. soy did contact 7 on your side. and was called back. he c
's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and federal level at every opportunity. it might be different now. not just because the horrific image of parade of funerals for children, i submit mayor bloomberg's advocacy for gun safety and mayors who brare the brunt of the gun violence. i welcome the president's leadership and will support any reform that he advances. but i would urge my colleagues to read the columns in the "sunday times" by my fellow oregon ann, nick, and another in "washington post." they demonstrate, we know what works. there are examples around the work. even in america with lax weak gun protections there are in fact some regulations in some places and they make a difference. let's treat gun violence like any public health crisis which i would say losi
sandy victims didn't have a home, but thanks to volunteers some families are back home just in time for christmas. cbs reporter adrianna diaz has more. >> reporter: these twins are days from their first birthday and hours from their first christmas. who firsts, parents joe and jennifer were aparade they wouldn't celebrate at home. >> i didn't think it was possible. >> they bought their waterfront home a year ago but sandy ruined it. >> our walkway was two properties over, backwards, upside down. >> reporter: insurance isn't covering all the repairs and joe and jennifer drained their life savings trying to get pregnant. they lucked out with the twins, but that meant there was little left for the house. >> a volunteer 24 agency stepped in to help. they rebuild communities around the country in the wake of disasters. >> we figured if we could start with families like joe and jen lane and put them bark then the whole community will benefit. >> joe is a new york city police detective who spent months at the world trade center site. new york says they spent 50 to $60,000 rebuilding his ho
, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle, and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. and officials here have not yet decided whether or not they will ever reopen this sandy hook
news. we talked every day this week since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school last friday, talking every day this week about the need to do something about gun control. and not just after sandy hook but sandy hook seems to be the tipping point after so many of the other mass cars because you saw these 6-year-old kids, angels taken away. let's talk about that. yesterday, expressing a little frustration over president obama not being very specific, yesterday, later in the day, we got some good news on several fronts in this effort to respond to the gun violence in this country in an intelligent and across-the across-the-board way. let me tell you about a couple of things that happened. maybe you don't know. one of the big prior to equity firms, serberus said they were going to drop sell, get rid of the freedom group. the freedom group includes bushmaster, incorporated, whatever it is, the people who make the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they tol
for a once in a lifetime concert to benefit victims of hurricane sandy. last night's 12-12-12 concert ran so long it became the 12-13-12 concert. jeff glor is here with the highlights. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning touchlt it seemed like everything about the night was big. the length of the concert, nearly six hours. the list of performers, 17. promoters are hoping the biggest number of all is the amount of money raised. >> this has got to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever in mad 17 square garden. >> reporter: mick jagger was right, but it wasn't just englishmen performing at last night's concert for sandy relief. the stage was full of artists and presenters who grew up in sandy's path. >> my city, new york city. ♪ put your cell phones in the air ♪ ♪ we can celebrate love >> i'm here to talk to you about seaside heights. >> long island. >> i was born in brooklyn. >> staten island. >> the good part, not the wootang part. >> we're just too mean to lay down and die. ♪ >> reporter: an epic lineup for an historic show. ♪ only the good die y
murdered at sandy hook are being remembered here. long lines outside now a painful sight, all too common in this town. >> tragedy landed here and it's our job to take care of what had to be done. that's what we would do. >> the calls with the families, difficult beyond words. >> many of the children had favorite hobbies. one girl loved horses and animals and one wanted to be a vet. boy was the giants fan. >> started by his grandfather more than 100 years ago, this faun rule home is where he grew up, but he has never seen anything as tragic as this. >> i have read that you called this the week from hell. >> yes, it is the week from hell, but we will get through it. >> the innocence was taken away from them. that makes it very, very difficult for us to deal with. >> pasqualy runs the funeral association and gathered 100 volunteers to help with the funerals. >> mentally how do you prepare to talk with the families? >> knowing that you have a roll to play to assist them in helping them say goodbye to their little girl. it's very, very difficult. in the evening when you go home, you deal with
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
of the elementary school. >> officer leonard penna led two others into sandy hook elementary school minutes after the call went out. >> when i saw that officer penna had a rifle kind of told him, you're in front, buddy. and the heroism that he displayed just to get in front of us -- >> the gun powder smoke in there is nothing that i ever want to smell again because it was just overwhelming overwhelming. >> what were you hearing at that point? >> silence. normally there's noise. >> the quiet was deafening. every second seemed like an hour. i've never experienced fear like that ever. i mean it was free falling almost. >> the officers made their way through the kitchen and into the lobby. >> that's when my world came crashing in on me because i saw the victims there, and i knew there was -- this wasn't a joke. this wasn't -- this was real and we had somebody that was murdering people in there. we knew that we couldn't help them because they were beyond that. you just want it to be fake. your mind keeps telling you that this is not real. >> what's been the hardest part of this for s
million in contracts that have been tied to hurricane sandy that surpassed what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011. off the sandy spending included floating shelters, emergency supplies. the cause for new york state alone is about $33 billion. federal contract spending related to a sandy does not come close to the amount spent in the work week of hurricane medicare patients have save $5 billion on prescription drugs since passage of the health-care overhaul two years ago. the savings are a continuation of the 2010 health care laws attempt to close the door on the whole or the prescription drug expenses that can wants medicare runs out. the budget office announced an added benefit. cheaper drugs means more people taking their medication and reducing long-term medical costs. >> schools for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. five states will announce today their adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all tak
, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it was filled with more than 500 checks, each written for $1 million. the checks were signed but not
advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided,
, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringi
moves forward to prevent more tragedies like what happened at sandy hook. mar7pw greenblatt is live in connecticut. >> reporter:iziúk good morning. we are expecting more funeral processions to roll through town. that as the president is endorsing sweeping new gun restrictions. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults, more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken from them so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to teacher and principal. >> i think any teacher would do what she did. and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: a rebirth of sorts also underway at a new school. some got their first look at their new classrooms on loan from a neighboring town. ç,dÑz principal taking the helm will come out of re
the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, there were tributes, prayers, and calls to action. the nation's most prominent gun rights group also spoke out for the first time. karin caifa reports from washington. >>reporter: from new york stock exchange, to south florida, to the nation's capital -- >> we gather as religious leaders both to commemorate the one week marker of the tragic shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>reporter: to the community at the center of the tragedy. memorials at 9-30 a-m eastern, marking one week since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. as investigators continue to hunt for a motive as to why 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and later opened fire at sandy hook, the nation's most prominent gun rights lobbying group broke their silence. the national rifle association argued in a statement that the nation's schools should have armed protection. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad gu
after superstorm sandy. that story.. coming up. victims of super storm sandy in new york are expecting to get about 40 billion of dollars in federal relief to help cover the costs of damaged homes... transit systems... hospitals and more than three hundred thousand homes suffered serious damage. lawmakers are hoping to have a deal in place before the end of the year. more than 100 new jersey resients won't be allowed to return home until at least saturday... as crews continue to work to clear the hazardous gas that spilled when a freight train derailed on the train was knocked paulsboro... new jersey when a bridge collapsed. as many as five cars fell into the creek below. the political crisis in egypt appears to be worsening. earlier today islamist demonstrators carrying banners denouncing the nation's highest court prevented judges from entering the courthouse. the judicial system and president mohammed morsi have been butting heads ever since morsi granted himself sweeping powers... giving both him and the islamist panel drafting the new constitution immunity from the cour
already battered by hurricane sandy. today -- the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow. but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. john, our thanks to you. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist at our power house station there in boston, harvey leonard at channel five. harvey, always great to see you. you were telling us, another big part of the story, not just the snow we saw there in john's piece, but the rain and the winds there in new england. >> yeah, great to be working with you, david. and i got to tell you, the wind gusted to just about hurricane force, along the coast of massachusetts. in addition, rainfall amounts, two and three inches, localized flooding. and the big wind did cause problems at the time of high tide. fortunately, the tides were low. if they were high, there would have been a lot
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
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